Lady in Red

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Lady in red, is she dancing with you? Well, she should be. In Ireland, when we think head to toe red we think about the cheesy Chris De Burgh song. But there is nothing cheesy about this new(ish) trend. Head to toe one colour is the darling trend of the fashion set, and the leader of the pack is red. It was all over street style looks at fashion month and there is red errrythang in all the high street stores. Once it trickles down, you know it’s a trend. But it is a bold move and made to get you noticed – wall flowers need not apply.

If you are venturing to the scarlet side, some stuff to note; keep accessories super simple – maybe just a gold hoop. Try out different shades, like darker berry reds, to see what suits you best – it doesn’t need to be bright, if that’s not your jam (get it? Jam!) – and mix different shades of red together for added quirk. If it is a suit, wear with simple tees, slogan ones are always good, to make it more cool girl than golden girl.

Here are some of the best takes on the look (all hail Eva Chen). Not all head to toe, but you get the picture.

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I personally have stayed away from red for many years, not intentionally, more subconsciously, as I have my own red accessory with me all the time, a frequent red face – a combination of being easily embarrassed and having a very Irish complexion. After looking at these pictures, I might just cake on the foundation and go for it!

Image credits: Harper’s Bazaar, Pinterest

Joanne Hynes Collaboration X Dunnes Stores

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As Sunday’s go – when your team are not, for once, in the All Ireland GAA Football Final – Sunday was a pretty great day. Thanks to the lovely Joanne Hynes and her collaboration dropping into Dunne Stores.

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The first Irish collaboration for the designer – and an exercise that Dunnes are nailing these days – who has taken some time out to have a family, did not disappoint. It was one hundred percent Joanne. All her amazing quirks, shapes and colours; mirrored perspex triangles on a pink jumper, diamond studs with a large bow on a black bomber jacket, and of course, her amazing embellished collars. The collection – and even the setting in the Stephens Green SC, which looked like you have walked into a Joanne Hynes boutique – felt like a step back in time to what Hynes does best and what she is loved for. Unique, wearable pieces, that can take you from day to night.

 

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Part two of this collaboration is due in store on October 18th – I am told there is a pom pom coat, dreamy! There are still plenty of pieces left in this collection, so get shopping here.

B xx

 

H&M Studio Collection Lands in Store

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Ah, H&M, you’ve gone and done it again. Made me spend all my wages in the first week of the month. Luckily I’m a big fan of beans.

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The new Studio Collection – which hit stores this morning, September 8th – is dreamy, romantic, with a touch of goth and some interesting autumnal tones. In particular, I’m loving the loose tailoring and colour of the Jacquard-weave jacket and trousers, which is now in my shopping cart! There is a beautiful touch of velvet with the silver grey trouser suit, with white shirts and exaggerated sleeves featuring throughout.

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H&M is the queen of the high street, and with studios collections like this and a Kenzo collaboration in November – eek!! – they are sure to hold onto their crown and break our banks accounts for many seasons to come.

B x

P.S. I only bought the jacket because Man Repeller wore it. Obvs!

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Summer Shoes 2016 – The Chanel Revival

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I don’t think any of us can walk down the high street right now without seeing a cute pair of two tone pumps – usually kitten heel height – in cream or white with a black toe, i.e. an homage (imitation?) of the Chanel pump of 2016. They are everywhere, and for good reason.

Loved by bloggers, Instagram stars, and the fashion elite, the Chanel pump is instantly an recognisable classic, but packs a serious fashion punch for such simple design and minimal colour. They are extremely versatile, great wore with jeans and dresses, and are a super shoe choice for that difficult transitional weather we are quickly – too quickly – approaching, keeping toes in with ankles out.

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For the real deal, head down to Brown Thomas on Grafton Street or go to Polyvore.com. And for the unreal deal, as per those strolls down the high street, head to Office or go online. They do a really nice take the shoe, with a comfy size heel that won’t kill you for day wear, and won’t break the bank!

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Image source: Pinterest, WhoWhatWear, Vogue US

Star Buys For Summer


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Sun, oh how we have missed you! We finally have our pins out, and with that in mind here are some star summer buys – summer staples if you will – that you should be hunting down this week.

The summer sales have started too (does that rhym?!), so you may just get very lucky!

Stripes:

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The breton top never goes out of fashion. One should always have a little number in ones wardrobe for an instant outfit update. Wear with jeans, or with floral prints for a cool clashing situation.

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Get the look here.

Suede:

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Suede – and the 70’s – are having a moment. The easiest, and most popular way to wear it right now seems to be the mini skirt, buttoned up the front. Check out Topshop or any of the high street stores for the best.

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Get the look here.

The Neck Tie:

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Yes, its back. Thanks to Gucci’s new creative director, Alessandro Michele. He has launched a string – get it?! – of dresses and blouses donning both skinny and fat, black and red, neck ties. Wear with a blouse, or try a pussy bow blouse to get the look. They will be hitting the highstreet stores in July.

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Get the blouse here.

Co-ords:

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Co-ords are the new dress. I have no idea if they are, but they are everywhere and look pretty dam cute. Mostly sold as a shorts/top combo, you can get them in a skirt/top or trouser/top combo too, for the more modest lady. Its all gone matchy matchy. Here is one of our favs.

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Get the shorts here.

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